Liquid Investment: Types of Investment in the United States article Trends in liquid investment in the US in 2017 were not as strong as in the past.
There were more than 9.4 million dollar liquid investments in the first quarter, down 2% from a year earlier, according to the latest data from Wells Fargo Securities.
The number of dollars in liquid investments dropped 6.5% from the first three months of 2017, according the latest Wells Fargo data.
The average price of liquid investments dipped to $15.25 per dollar in the quarter.
There were also more than 4.7 million dollars of cash in liquid funds at end of the quarter, according a Wells Fargo report released Thursday.
There were 1.7 billion dollar cash and liquid investments at end-of-quarter end-year value of $11.2 trillion.
Investors are buying more than ever, but not necessarily for the long-term.
In the fourth quarter of 2017 alone, there were nearly 11.3 million liquid investments and nearly 4.6 million dollar investments.
The numbers show that investors are still looking for short-term returns.
Investors have been pouring money into long-range investments.
At the end of December, the average long-end investment in U.S. stock and bond funds was $9.15, up from $8.91 in 2016, according data from Bloomberg.
In 2018, it was $11, and in 2019, it jumped to $18.85.
Investment funds and mutual funds are also getting more active.
In 2018, the number of funds with more than $100 million in assets increased from just 10 to 25.
That includes a new fund called The Fund, which launched in December 2018 and has about $100.6 billion in assets.
That number jumped to a total of $250 billion in 2020.